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Sand Hill Thicket

Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Northeastern Kansas.

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Peach Ice Cream

One of our peach trees has finally brought forth fruit! We are so excited as these are our first peaches (we planted the trees three years ago). They are a little small, but we are happy to have any at... Continue Reading →

Garlic Harvest

I figured it must be time to harvest the garlic when I noticed they had all disappeared into a sea of weeds and grass. Sure enough, upon closer inspection, it was time! I was a bit shocked how successful I... Continue Reading →

Skip The Tuna Salad: Make Salad Roll & Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Instead!

We tend to cook more Asian food than other ethnicities. Right now the garden is bursting with several different kinds of lettuces that need to be eaten. So, we decided to make tuna and salad the Asian way. Salad rolls... Continue Reading →

Fully Loaded Mulberry Tree

We've started picking the mulberries. Our ginormous mulberry tree is fully loaded. The first fruits were made into mulberry scones this morning. Here they are, those yummy mulberries. Yes, the little green stems are soft and fully edible - we... Continue Reading →

It’s Time To Wake The Creature…

We have a hankering for sourdough pizza and breadsticks, so it's time to wake up my Creature. I keep my Creature in the fridge and bring it out when I'm ready to make a loaf of sourdough or pizza/breadstick dough.... Continue Reading →

Sunday Donuts

I've really been having donut cravings and also wanted to try a new recipe out of the new cookbooks my brother gave me for Christmas. I decided to make Darkmoon Doughnuts from the World of Warcraft New Flavors of Azeroth... Continue Reading →

Latte For Me, Cattuccino For Her

Sometimes you just gotta have an iced latte even in the middle of winter. My rheumatologist recently changed my meds and now I feel like I have cotton mouth, I'm nauseated, and I'm desperately thirsty all the time. (Hopefully these... Continue Reading →

Decorating Cookies

Let's be clear, cookie decorating has become an art. Cookie decorating is not my strong suit. The Husband's youngest sister is REALLY good at it - very talented. Personally, I wanted to at least learn how to pipe an outer... Continue Reading →

Divinity & Thumbprint Cookies – Blogmas Day 22

I've been busy making candy, kumquat pies, and cookies like crazy for the neighbors and coworkers. (I'm also behind on blogmas as I'm sure you've noticed!) I've never made divinity before, much less remember ever consuming any, so I have... Continue Reading →

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